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CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
to provide a voice of the world. last week's european council agreed the overall limit on eu spending for the next seven years, starting in 2014. been agreed in the past, spending has gone up, but last week we agreed that spending should come down. by working with like-minded allies, we delivered a real- terms cut in what brussels can spend for the first time in history. as the house knows, the eu budget is negotiated annually, so what we were negotiating -- initially at the council last november and again last week -- was not the individual annual budgets, but rather the overall framework for the next seven years. this includes the overall ceilings on what can be spent -- effectively, the limit on the european union's credit card for the next seven years. during the last negotiation, which covered the period 2007 to 2013, the last government agreed to an 8% increase in the payments ceiling, to 943 billion. put simply, this gave the eu a credit card with a higher limit, and today we are still living with the results of allowing the eu's big spenders to push for more and more spending
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
the european union. i do going the way of european parliament for an eu able to meet the challenges and you need to come out and say that quite clear as your fellow citizens. mr. president of the republic. [applause] [speaking french] >> translator: i want to thank you for having got the budget treaty ratified in parliament because that's a good sign for europe, but i looked long and hard. i don't see what's happened to your 120 billion euros. where have those billions gone, mr. president? please tell us. we are legislators. and we are men and women of goodwill, but we have a responsibility to our fellow citizens. we get here to talk, teen ago she, you need to know that there are points which we won't give ground on. first of all, there is the question of flexibility. we need to have genuine flexibility in the financial framework between budget alliance and between news. that's how we have managed to run the budget properly in the context of austerity and balanced budget. second, own resource but if the european budget is going to be financed properly, it will allow us to reduce the contrib
BBCPARL
Feb 9, 2013 2:00am GMT
the triple crisis if you. like a prime minister was describing. all the facts of the crisis only e.u. is a hold of maintaining its competitiveness in the global race that wasn't taking place in the same way in the ninety seven to all the growing gap between the institutions. and the citizens of the member states. these are all factors that are present today were not present in the nineteen seventies. and they are pretty new so relatively easy as it then was relatively new. and now it's a mature. institution facing these multiple crises and with other people advocating treaty change and that's in the report of the so-called of the for president simpson commission president barroso this blueprint for the future all of these calls for treaty change for other reasons. and so they. they and vironment the scale of the crisis the requirements of other nations to bring about change in the old much more intense than in the nineteen seventies when it was simply a matter of a bilateral renegotiation. but i don't think anybody hurt the countries you mention have embarked up all. a process which
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